Fernando Llorente would be happy to join Real Madrid for free.
The former Athletic Club and Tottenham forward explains how close he came close to signing for Real Madrid in the past.
Llorente became one of the most consistent La Liga strikers in the late 2000s.
Currently the 37-year-old is a free agent after his departure from Eibar at the end of last season.
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“I never really was [close to joining Real Madrid],” Llorente admitted in quotes published by Marca.
“Whenever Real Madrid wanted me I was under contract at Athletic, and well…Athletic never wanted to let me go and Madrid never wanted to pay my release clause at the time. When the opportunity was there…Juventus were quicker.”
Llorente continued, “I would have liked to wear the white shirt. Right now Real Madrid are the best team in the world and it’s incredible what they are doing in the Champions League. Of course [I would join them tomorrow]. Of course.”